Director of Parks & Community Services

City of Madera
(559) 661-5401

Director of Parks and Community Services
Annual Salary: $108,148 – $138,014
Application Filing Deadline: Tuesday, August 13, 2021

Madera is looking for its next Director of Parks and Community Services. Reporting directly to the City Manager, the Director is responsible for administration and operation of the City’s 10 parks and a total of 159 acres of park space; the cross-city trail system; 3 community centers; a 3-pool aquatics complex; a golf course; and youth, adult, and senior recreation and activity programs, including two senior congregate meal sites.

The new Director will have the exciting opportunity to help the department transition out of the COVID-19 economic shut-down and restart/redesign programmatic activities. While several staff members were re-assigned with-in City services to assist other departments during the economic shut-down, it should be noted that no full time staff were laid off. The City is committed to its parks and community service programs and offerings, and is looking for a dynamic leader to be a part of its management team.

Experience/Education: 5 years of broad and extensive experience in municipal recreation, programmatic activities, senior services, and/or park maintenance activities, including at least 3 years in a responsible management or supervisory capacity. A Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Recreation Administration, or related field is required.
Licenses/Certifications: Valid Class C California Drivers License.

Only the most qualified applicants will be invited to interview. Based on recommendations from the first round of interviews, the City Manager will invite the candidates with the best qualifications and organizational fit for a second interview. Appointment will be contingent upon an extensive back-ground check, pre-employment physical, and drug screen. Final selection and appointment will be made by the City Manager, with candidate’s at-will employment agreement subject to City Council approval.

Application Filing Deadline: Friday, August 13, 2021
Candidate Interviews, 1st Round: Tuesday, August 31, 2021

See: Job Flyer
See: Job Description

Applications may be obtained from the City’s website or by calling the City’s Human Resources Department at (559) 661-5401. Applications must be submitted to the City’s Human Department prior to the application deadline in-person, by mail, or by emailing to Appointment will be contingent upon an extensive background check, pre-employment physical, and drug screen.
The City of Madera is an equal opportunity, drug free, and affirmative action employer.

The Director of Parks and Community Services is assigned to Range 509 of the City of Madera Salary Schedule. City employees are paid bi-weekly, or 26 times per year. The bi-weekly steps within this range are as follows.

Step A $4,159.54
Step B $4,367.15
Step C $4,585.54
Step D $4,814.69
Step E $5,055.60
Step F $5,308.25

The City participates in the CalPERS defined benefit retirement system. Retirement formulas and contributions are as follows. The terms “Classic Member” and “New Member” are as defined by CalPERS.

Classic Members employed with the City prior to 10/20/2012
- 2.5% at 55 formula, single highest year final compensation
- Employee Contribution paid by the employee pre-tax: 8%

Classic Members employed with the City on or after 10/20/2012
- 2% at 60 formula, average three year final compensation
- Employee Contribution paid by the employee pre-tax: 7%

New Members employed with the City on or after 1/1/2013
- 2% at 62 formula, average three year final compensation
- Employee Contribution paid by the employee pre-tax: 7%

Consistent with concession bargaining that occurred for all employees in 2011/12, miscellaneous management employees agreed to decrease their compensation by 2.375%. This can be accomplished in one of two ways: a reduction in salary or a post-tax payroll deduction towards the CalPERS Employer Contribution.

The City offers paid vacation, sick, and administrative leave. The City also offers 11 paid 8-hour and 2 paid 4-hour holidays each year. Floating Holiday leave is available based on years of service with the City.

The City provides a $50,000 life and accidental death and dismemberment policy along with $5,000 dependent life. The employee may purchase additional supplemental life insurance for himself/herself, spouse and/or dependents.

The City contributes a monthly amount for the employee to use to purchase health, dental and vision coverage. Employees may choose either Anthem or Kaiser for medical coverage. Dental is through Delta Dental and vision is pro-vided by Superior Vision. The City’s contribution covers the full premium for the Core plans, with employees having the option to “buy-up.”

The City of Madera offers an employee assistance program for employees and dependents that provides counseling and other services for dealing with life’s challenges at no cost to the employee.

This City-paid benefit provides up to 2/3-income protection.

The City offers two 457 plans that employees may choose to participate in.